The US coastguard drops medical supplies to the Geraldton Western Australia yacht on the Pacific Ocean
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US coastguard drops supplies to yacht crew members

A rescue operation is underway in the Pacific Ocean after three British sailors and an Australian yachtsman were injured while competing in a Round-The-World Yacht Race.

Poor weather conditions have delayed the operation but the coastguard has been able to drop medical supplies down to the vessel.

It is believed a large wave washed over the Geraldton Western Australia yacht, sweeping away equipment and knocking out its steering mounting.

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